e final vote of the Convention on the resolutions was awaited with the most lively interest.
The hour for that decision at length arrived.
It was on the morning of the 30th.
April, 1860. The Hall was densely crowded.
A vote was first taken on Butler's resolution.
It was rejected by a decisive majority.
The minority report — the Douglas platform — which had been slightly modified, was now offered by B. M. Samuels, of Iowa.
It was adopted by a handsome majority.
In the Convention now, as iunity of the Democratic party.
On the following morning, their hopes were utterly blasted when Mr. Cushing, the President of the Convention, and a majority of the Massachusetts delegation, also withdrew.
We put our withdrawal before you, said Mr. Butler, of that delegation, upon the simple ground, among others, that there has been a withdrawal, in part, of a majority of the States, and, further (and that, perhaps, more personal to myself), upon the ground that I will not sit in a Convention wh